OCHBS 2024 Speaker Panel

Our Full Roster of Speakers & Panelist

Past OCHBS Speakers

Ariane Kirkpatrick

Ariane Kirkpatrick

Harvest of Ohio
Ariane is the CEO of Harvest Grows, Harvest of Ohio, and Harvest Processing, companies with provisional large-scale medical, cannabis cultivation,dispensary and processing licenses, for operations in Ironton, suburban Dayton, Columbus and Athens, Ohio. Her plan is to create economic development op...

Andrew DeAngelo

Global Cannabis Consultant & Strategic Advisor / Executive Coach Founder
Andrew DeAngelo Consulting
“I build organizations.” — Andrew DeAngelo is a visionary leader with a proven track record of enacting systemic social change and developing best practices in cannabis. Andrew lends his vast cannabis business and political expertise as a consultant for hire to the global cannabis community at large...

Ed Rosenthal

Author, Educator, Activist
Ed Rosenthal
Ed Rosenthal is a leading cannabis horticulture expert, educator, and activist. As the author of over a dozen books on marijuana cultivation and social policy, his books and Ask Ed ® column in High Times educated marijuana farmers worldwide. Ed’s arrest and highly publicized trials in the early 2000...

Rusty Wilenkin

Co-founder & CEO
Old Pal
Rusty Wilenkin started Old Pal after beginning his career in media lending, then spending 4+ years in the cannabis space. The concept was born out of a white space that the team began to notice throughout the industry: there wasn’t a flower product out there that was both affordable and beautifully ...

Candace Moeller

Founder & CEO
Innovative Healing Solutions
Candace is a proud Ohio native, born and raised in Spencerville, Ohio.  Candace is a successful businesswoman and business owner who began her professional career by working her way through the ranks of the largest flooring manufacturer in the world. She became the first woman to attain the level ...

Assemblymember Tremaine S. Wright

Former Member, New York State Assembly
Former New York State Representative
Tremaine S. Wright is a former member of the New York State Assembly who thereafter, served as the first Director of the DFS Statewide Office of Financial Inclusion and Empowerment. Ms. Wright is an attorney, entrepreneur, and activist who is a second-generation Bedford Stuyvesant resident invested ...

Erin Gore

Garden Society
Erin Gore is the founder and CEO of Garden Society, a California-based, cannabis-focused benefit corporation serving women in search of new, more holistic ways to rejuvenate from the rigors of their daily lives. Garden Society offers high-quality, low-dose artisanal confections and sun-grown pre-r...

Fadi Boumitri

Ascension BioMedical
Fadi Boumitri serves as CEO of Ascension BioMedical, a medical cannabis company licensed to cultivate in the State of Ohio and operating under the Ascension brand. He also serves as Chief Investment Officer for Legacy Wealth Holdings, a real estate syndication firm with holdings across 13 states and...

Demetrius Harrington

Cultivation Manager
Ascension Biomedical
Born to a military family, Demetrius (affectionately known as “Dee”) spent most of his childhood moving from one Air Force base to another. He developed a captivation for science early on, especially the natural sciences, and developed his passion and fascination with cannabis during his high scho...
Karen O'Keefe

Karen O’Keefe

Director of State Policies
Marijuana Policy Project/MPP Foundation
As the director of state policies at the Marijuana Policy Project, Karen O’Keefe manages grassroots and direct lobbying efforts in state legislatures for the nation’s largest cannabis policy reform organization. Karen is an attorney who has been with MPP since 2003 and is perhaps the foremost expe...

Jeremy Cooper

Chef Jeremy Cooper (CJC) stands as a distinguished figure in the culinary and cannabis industries, recognized for his exceptional expertise in crafting gourmet edibles, alternative botanicals, and pioneering culinary experiences. With an illustrious career spanning diverse domains, CJC has consist...

Becky Bush

Print & Packaging Consultant
Package My Bud
Becky is an experienced print and packaging consultant with a demonstrated history (3 decades) working with various materials, including Corrugated, Folding Carton, Retail Displays, Rigid Box, Labels, Pouches, and so much more. Her passion is helping her clients elevate and enhance their products th...

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